Sunday 19 November 2017 close to 20,000 followers on Twitter, also on the up

Peter Flanagan - New Technology Correspondent

INDEPENDENT.IE now has almost 20,000 followers on Twitter as users move to the country’s leading quality news site.

The official Twitter feed for the Irish Independent’s website, @Independent_ie, now has more than 19,800 followers and provides links and updates on breaking news stories throughout the day, as well as the best of that day’s edition of the Irish Independent.

The site has made a number of improvements in recent weeks, with even more breaking news as well as added video and picture galleries. is now the largest online news publishing site in Ireland, according to analytics firm ComScore, leading the Media Matrix Newspaper Category.

Meanwhile, the Evening Herald’s official Twitter feed @Herald_ie has also increased its followers sharply to more than 3,000, with more growth expected to follow.

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